vTime “Three Golden Rules”
DON'T BE SHY
In the early days, there may not be many of your real world friends in vTime. So drop in on as many chats as you can, make loads of vTime friends and don't feel shy about expressing your opinion (to them and us!)
DON'T MISUSE vTime
vTime is all about having a great time with your friends. It's not about using vTime for criminal or other questionable activities, like illegal file sharing.
DON'T BE A *%$!
Please behave in vTime exactly as you would if you were actually in the room with the other people. Don't be rude, abusive, sexist, racist…you know what we mean.
And if you encounter people who are, please block them and, if you think we need to, let us know.
You should read our full terms and conditions of use HERE
vTime is a growing community of friends and family around the globe. And, like any community, there have to be rules.
Of course, we have our full terms and conditions of use which can be found HERE.
But here’s a summary of what to expect from vTime and what to expect from other vTime users - our vTime Community Guidelines.
We’ve built vTime but, like any social network, we can’t police it from second to second. That’s up to you.
So, if you’re using vTime, you must stick to these guidelines.
vTime Community Guidelines
Being yourself in vTime
vTime may be a virtual world, but it’s not a fantasy world. Just be yourself, not the twelve headed hydra of Methalongi.
You should choose a screen name that lets people know who you are (like your screen name on social networks) and an avatar that represents you the best. Our policy is not to allow any username (or screen name) which could cause confusion or offense. So no brand names, rude words etc…
And don’t go impersonating someone else, either. As Oscar Wilde almost certainly didn’t say, “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
Behaviour in vTime
We expect all vTime users to respect each other. No bullying, stalking, abuse, religious or racial extremism or any other nastiness, please.
The easiest way to think of it is;Please don’t do (or say) anything in vTime that you wouldn’t do (or say) if you were actually sat in the same room as the other users.
Now, that means you will inevitably encounter some unpleasantness in vTime, as we all do in the real world.
But, unlike the real world, you can block (and if appropriate report) that user, so you don’t have to put up with it. Which is good.
Sharing stuff in vTime
vTime is a great way to share pictures and video amongst friends. But please only share things you are entitled to share. No sharing of copyright material, offensive or illegal images.
Again, think to yourself; “Would I be happy to post this image / video on my social network page for all to see?”
If the answer’s yes, you’re sweet. If no, then don’t share it in vTime either. In either case, make sure that your post complies with vTime’s Acceptable Use Policy.
Streaming and recording vTime sessions
vTime allows you to have private sessions with your friends and family, as joining a group is always done by consent.
But, if you’re joining a group with random people you should treat it like a public forum and don’t assume your conversation is private! It may be that one or more of the other users is recording or streaming your public chat.
And if you’re the one doing the recording or streaming then, out of courtesy and in the spirit of vTime, we’d ask you to inform users joining your public chat that they are being recorded or streamed.
Age limits in vTime
You should be 13 or over to user vTime. Users who are under 17 will not be allowed to drop into random public sessions, but will still be allowed to meet up with their friends.
So, please bear in mind that not everyone in vTime is over 17 and, therefore, some discussion topics or files may not be appropriate for those individuals.
What happens if you (or others) don’t follow these guidelines
The real world is far from perfect and vTime is no different.
We’ve no doubt you’ll encounter some people in vTime who behave inappropriately, or share inappropriate imagery.
So what can you do about it?
First, and foremost, we’d encourage you to block them.
Which means you won’t show up in their friends list anymore and they won’t be able to drop into any session you are in. They’ll still show up in your friends list (as blocked) so, if you reconsider, you can always unblock them at a later date.
When you block someone, we’ll ask you if you wish to report them. We’d really like to know about bad behaviour so, if you think it’s appropriate, just choose the reason you blocked them from the list and let us know. It’s as easy as that.
And if you’re reported, we’ll let you know and give you the chance to make things right, which we hope you’ll do.
But if you don’t, we reserve the right to take further action including suspension of your account.
But there’s a much simpler way to think of this.
Don’t be a #@!* and you won’t have to worry about it.
If you’d like to know more about this, cool off periods, appeals, taking down images etc… then please read our full terms and conditions HERE.
Well, that just about covers the main points.
Basically, you should behave appropriately in vTime as you would in the real world.
It’s that simple.
And, if you don’t, we’ll do something about it.
But, we’d also remind you that by using vTime, you are agreeing to our FULL TERMS AND CONDITIONS which can be found HERE.
Finally, vTime is an evolving network and we really want to make it the way you want it.
So, please, give your feedback in our discussion forums HERE.
It’s only with your input that we can add functions and features to vTime which you really want. So don’t be shy, let us know what you think.
And see you in vTime.
(Last updated on 22/08/16)